State Policy

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Policy Recommendations

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    2021 State Recommendations



2021 State Recommendations

The California Housing Partnership urges state leaders to:

Adopt California’s Roadmap Home 2030 – a comprehensive framework of equity-centered, evidence-based policy solutions to create structural change in how California addresses housing and homelessness over the next decade, with clear mileposts for success.

In 2021, the Partnership urges state leaders to take the following specific actions:

  1. Make permanent the $500 million annual increase to the California Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program to jump-start affordable housing production and provide an additional $100 million annually to rehabilitate existing affordable rental properties.
  2. Create a new Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Credit to preserve existing affordable housing at risk of conversion and to fight displacement pressures.
  3. Allow affordable housing to be built by right on land currently zoned for commercial or public uses and on church-owned lands. 
  4. Streamline all state financing sources for rental housing funding programs through a single application and award process to reduce development costs.
  5. Reduce the threshold for voter approval of local funding of affordable housing and infrastructure from 67% to 55% as was done for educational facilities in 2000. 
  6. Exempt supportive housing and affordable housing from CEQA reviews.

Please visit roadmaphome2030.org/solutions for additional state policy recommendations.


Sponsored Bills

Co-sponsored by the California Housing Partnership. Please take action today to put the sample letter(s) for each bill on your letterhead, upload each letter to the Legislature’s Position Letter Portal, and send copies to mstivers@chpc.net.  

2021

AB 989 (Gabriel) Increasing Affordable Housing Production Through Faster, Cheaper, And More Effective Enforcement of the Housing Accountability Act

AB 1288 (Quirk-Silva) Increasing the Effectiveness of State Low-Income Housing Tax Credits 

AB 1423 (Daly) Reducing Affordable Housing Costs by Funding HCD Loans During Construction


Support Bills

2021


Enacted Legislation

2020

AB 434 (Daly) Streamlining HCD Rental Housing Programs into a Single Application and Award Process

 

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